Local tradies encouraged to apply for preferred supplier list

Posted Friday 25 January, 08:56am

Calling all local tradies – Ararat Rural City Council wants to hear from you!
The Council has opened tenders for local electricians including test and tag services, painters including road line-marking, plumbers, fire hazard removers, builders and carpenters who would like to be included on its preferred suppliers’ list.
Ararat Rural City Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Tim Harrison said the preferred suppliers’ list gave local trade businesses a great opportunity for regular work with the Council.
“We always want to give back to the local economy and support local business wherever possible, and this is one way we do it,” Dr Harrison said.
“It’s not only a win for our tradies – it’s really important for Council to have local businesses who can respond quickly to urgent issues such as a leaking roof, a blocked drain or an electrical fault.”
Dr Harrison said businesses who successfully apply for the tender would be appointed to the list for up to five years, until 30 June 2023.
“Once the list is finalised through the tender process, the Council is able to use any included business for jobs, which makes things much more efficient and cost-effective, saving us a great deal of time and money,” he said.
“Businesses on the list will receive regular, ongoing work from the Council so it’s well worth applying.”
To apply for this great opportunity, visit the Council e-tendering portal at www.eprocure.com.au/ararat. Tenders close at 2pm on Tuesday 5 February 2019.